Cold or no Cold – get moving!

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Cold or No Cold – Make the Most of your Weekend!

 

February Takeover – In Your Own Home

In case you missed it – because of the cold weather we decided to bring the Takeover this month to you.  So here it is:

1/4 mile run (Alt. 2-3 min jump rope)
10 push ups
20 squats
30 sit-ups
40 kettlebell swings (use a 6-10 weight if you don’t have a kb)
Repeat 4-6x

Optional add-ons – 15 burpees and 1 min planks

Get Climbing

February 28 – IDS Center, Minneapolis. CF Climb is a challenging and unique fitness event where participants climb the flights of stairs in a tall building or around stadiums in a test of endurance and time. At the end of the climb, participants celebrate at the survival party with delicious food and great entertainment.

http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR/Climb/80_Minnesota_Minneapolis?fr_id=2912&pg=entry

Do A Tri – Indoors!

The Tri-U-Mah! Indoor Triathlon at the U of M will take place on Saturday, February 28, 2015. It consists of 30 minute swimming, biking, and running sections. Participants will have 30 minutes to complete each individual  section.

http://www.recwell.umn.edu/fitness/triumah.php

Treat Yourself

Guest Appreciation Night @ Aveda on February 27.   Revitalize your mind, body, and soul with complimentary makeup applications, chair massages, rituals of renewal, hair consultations, and restorative eye treatments from Aveda Institute.  Plus, guests who book appointments during the event will also receive 20% off their appointments in March and April. (400 Central Ave. SE, Mpls) aveda.com

Pre-plan your week of meals

We have ideas ready for you at: https://www.pinterest.com/Wellnessprojmn/healthy-eats/

Coming in a March: Blog recap ClassPass. We are having So MUCH FUN.

Temps are warming up this weekend – get out and play.

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YOGA FAMILY FUN

Special Big Healthy Fun! With Lil Breathers Yoga at Minnesota Children’s Museum

10 W 7th St, St Paul, MN 55102

www.mcm.org

Join Lil Breathers Yoga founder Sarah Gillian Fischer for a special Big Healthy Fun! in the Atrium. Sarah will lead families in some yoga specifically designed with children in mind. Start your day with some relaxing stretches and mind calming moves. For more information, visit http://www.mcm.org/visitor-information/special-events/.

TEMPS ARE SPIKING TO 20 DEGREES! GET OUTSIDE

Snowshoe Hike

http://carpenternaturecenter.org/event/snowshoe-hike/

February 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy the winter wonderland on snowshoes, exploring some of the lesser known trails at CNC’s. Look for animal tracks along the way and other signs of animal activity in the woods and along the river. Snowshoes provided for ages 10 and up, or bring your own if you have them. If there is inadequate snow cover for snowshoeing we’ll still go on a winter hike to look for animal tracks. Dress for the weather since this program will be all outside. Program fee is $6.00 per person or $4 for “Friends of CNC”. Please RSVP for the program by calling 651-437-4359 and let us know if you will need snowshoes.

 

Brine’s Frozen Bocce Ball Tournament

Presented by Brine’s Restaurant at Brine’s Restaurant

February 21, 2015

Come cheer on the fun during the Brines 23rd Annual Tournament in the parking lot behind Brines Restaurant & Bar downtown Stillwater along the St. Croix River.

http://events.discoverstillwater.com/event/detail/441875239/Brines_Frozen_Bocce_Ball_Tournament

Walk for JDRF

http://minndakotas.jdrf.org/about-us/minndakotas-chapter-staff-377/

 

Candelight Snowshoe

6-9 pm

Glacial Lakes State Park

 

Come enjoy an evening in the park by candlelight. Participants can snowshoe or walk by the light of the moon and candle luminaries set along the trails to guide their path. Then come warm up by the wood stove and enjoy snacks and refreshments in the warming shelter. ***IMPORTANT*** This event may be canceled or changed at the last minute, due to poor weather or wind conditions on the day of the event. Please check the Glacial Lakes webpage or call the park for more information.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/glacial_lakes/calendar.html

 

Work out when you want, where you want with Class Pass.

www.classpass.com

The Wellness Project team is having a great time exploring Class Pass this month.

From hot yoga and boot camp to barre and spinning – we are getting our booties worked.

Watch for a recap in March.

 

February TAKE OVER details will be announced soon.

 

Stay Social. #Landof10000Workouts and get inspiration on Pinterest.

Katie shares her favorite things

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I had been thinking about what I’d write for this month’s blog post for a few weeks, and it dawned on me today, why not write about a few of my favorite things? Health and wellness related, of course.

 

I started a new job in the beginning of January, and to my (pleasant) surprise, most of my teammates are also very much interested in health and wellbeing. We share our latest findings and top picks over coffee, lunch, and throughout the day. Here are a few of my faves and latest discoveries:

 

Quest bars: My manager introduced me to Quest protein bars. She loves them because they contain very little sugar. I love them because 1) they are loaded with protein and fiber, 2) they’re a great snack between meals, and 3) they actually taste great and have very few ingredients, which is a rarity in protein bars. Available at GNC or here on Amazon.

 

Wellandgood.com: Not only is Well + Good aesthetically pleasing, the website is also my go-to for the latest fitness trends, healthy detox ideas, recipes, and more. Well + Good also has an email newsletter to boot—pretty much the only e-blast I’ll actually open. Sign up here.

 

Turmeric tonic: A detoxifying bev from Taryn Toomey, featured here on wellandgood.com. Lemon, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, hot water. Enjoy in the morning to kick-start digestion. Lemon helps alkalize the body, turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory and is loaded with antioxidants, and cayenne revs your metabolism for the day.

 

High protein smoothies: I found some (as in 34) great high-protein smoothies on greatist.com, another awesome health and wellness site. I drink them post-workout, and they keep me full until lunch. This week I tried the coffee banana smoothie and the peanut butter, banana and oat smoothie. Neither is your traditional breakfast smoothie, but I definitely give both two thumbs up!

 

Bone broth: Bone broth seems to be the latest health craze. Restaurants and cafes are even starting to serve the ancient tradition in coffee cups to go. Sure, chicken noodle soup has always been a go-to when you’re sick, but what’s the big deal? Bone broth is linked to shinier hair, improved digestion, and reduced joint pain and inflammation, among other benefits. The best part? It’s (surprisingly) so easy to make. Place a whole chicken or turkey carcass in a 10-quart pot, fill the pot with water so that it covers the carcass, bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and let simmer for 3-4 hours. I made chicken broth last week and used it for this yummy soup.

 

What are your top picks for health and wellness? Share them with the Wellness Project!

So Much to Love this Weekend!

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Wellness Project.

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With Your Sweetheart

Willow River State Park – Candlelight Ski & Hike Candlelight Ski & Hike is scheduled for February 14, 6 pm– 8:30 pm, weather permitting.  9 miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing (classic & skating).  Trail is lit by candles.  Refreshments and bonfires! http://hudsonwi.org/events/willow-river-state-park-candlelight-ski-hike  

Frozen Nipples & Shriveled Pickles Artic Dash February 14, 3 p.m. How romantic – a weekend getaway to Northern Minnesota, after all in Minnesota it’s cool to be cold. http://www.mnsurf.com/product_p/adventurerace.htm  

With your Friends to find a Sweethear(wearing only underwear) Cupid’s Undie Run February 14, 11am This Valentine’s Day weekend, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. www.cupidsundierun.com

Valentine’s Day 5k Get your heart racing on Valentine’s Day.  Plus, the gear is awesome and features your status – “Single,” “It’s Complicated,” and “Taken” backtags! https://www.tcmevents.org/events/valentines_day_tc_5k_-_february_14_2015/  

For Yourself

Skip the chocolates, and treat yourself to a fun fitness gift. From new yoga pants to colorful running socks. Your body will thank you in the morning.

http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2013/10/18/deal-alert-9-websites-score-name-brand-workout-clothes-gear-cheap/

For your ipod

The Huffington Post has a great playlist to get you moving this Valentine’s Day.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/meredith-melnick/huffpost-workouts-valenti_b_2672530.html  

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